In Final Weeks, Obama Administration Touts Rural Anti-Poverty Efforts

Key parts of President Obama’s legacy may be challenged under the new administration. Now the White House is touting the USDA’s Rural Development program, which invested billions of dollars in high-poverty rural areas.

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Tracking the Presidential Transition

Keep up-to-date on the Trump transition — news, personnel changes, and memos to the new administration.

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Community Is Key in Expanding Housing Opportunity

Just building affordable housing units isn’t enough — strong communities that can keep tenants employed and safe are also critical, says AEI’s Kevin Corinth.

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

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Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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